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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday, June 30 @ U.S. Cellular Connection Stage, 10 p.m.

 The tastemakers of the Internet era can make a band overnight, as Long Beach, Calif.-based Cold War Kids learned in 2006, when the online chatter surrounding a
04.10.2013 | | Posted at 10:20 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Summerfest announced the bulk of its grounds-stage headliners last week in one massive six-minute video hosted by Lewis Black, but the festival still has a few late additions to the lineup to announce. Today the event announced that Matt & Kim, ZZ Ward, The Go-Go’s, Cold War Kids, 311, Talib Kweli and Courtyard Hounds will be playing this summer, as well. There's still no word on date, times...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summerfest launches an alternative music festival, but is it here to stay?

By the end, RiverSplash was on life support. For two decades, the event had marked the unofficial start of Milwaukee’s festival season the first weekend of each June, but following years of bad weather and even worse press after a 2008 shooting, organizers announced in December that RiverSplash wouldn’t return this year. That cancellation freed up a prime weekend for Summerfest officials...